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Poster: kochman Date: Jul 31, 2007 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite performance of Shakedown Street

I was there for the 89 quake, it wasn't really that devastating, I think 99.9999% of the people who experience it survived, I will check out the shakedown though, thanks

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 31, 2007 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite performance of Shakedown Street

Wasn't very devastating? Dude! The Bay Bridge collapsed, the Cypress Structure on 880 did too and trapped many, many people for days...those it didn't kill...and the fires in SF raged.

The quake initiated a decade-plus of retro-fit work to older buildings, bridges and highways.

The quake changed/devastated the lives of thousands of citizens and their families.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 31, 2007 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite performance of Shakedown Street

My Dad travelled that EXACT stretch of the Cypress at that EXACT time of day it collapsed. The ONLY thing that saved his life that day was that he left work early to catch the world series ( Oakland vs. SF remember? ) on TV.

I can definately say I'd be pretty F'n devasted had it been any other day.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 31, 2007 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Today's Poll - Favorite performance of Shakedown Street

In my mind, Santa Cruz has never fully recovered from the quake - a complelely different downtown since then. Also, there would have been a lot more serious loss of life had the As and Giants not been getting ready to play in the series as lots of people already somewhere watching the game and not on the road (recall the cars and people inside crushed by the freeway collapse?).

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